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National Gallery of Canada

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Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 , Canada
Phone Number: 16139901985
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Description: Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du...
Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
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Wonderful Canadian Art. Loved the group of Seven in Particular. The international exhibit boasted a few picasso's, Monets, Van Gogh , Rembrandt as well as the Italian School... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Canadian Art. Loved the group of Seven in Particular. The international exhibit boasted a few picasso's, Monets, Van Gogh , Rembrandt as well as the Italian School. Beautifully presented. The gift shop was outstanding. Very beautiful ideas for gifts.Well done. We visited two special exhibits on Copland - exceptional, - as well as Chagall. Some of the staff/security at... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Don't miss it! Had a great couple of hours and enjoyed the varied and pleasant atmosphere. All the rooms airy, and relaxing. Art presented well. Good explanations. Notable was that the security guards were pleasant and some were even interactive. One, Wayne Hurley (saw his tag), took the effort to show us some specifics and help us understand some things... More 

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Niagara, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is my number one must-do destination whenever I'm in Ottawa. Their blockbuster shows (usually in the summer months) are always well-worth seeing, and their permanent collection is unparalleled in Canada. Having studied art history and criticism in graduate school and been to excellent museums and galleries in the US (NYC; Washington, DC; San Francisco; Detroit) and Europe/the UK, I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You can enjoy this gallery without ever going inside. The Maman spider sculpture, the architecture, and the 100 foot line sculpture make this one of my favourite buildings in Ottawa. I went inside this time, as I wanted to see the Alex Colville exhibit. In addition to Colville's work, the displays showed the works of others who were influenced by... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery of Canada is located in an aerie beautiful building overlooking the Ottawa River and the Parliament Buildings of Canada. The collection is world class both in its representation of the best in Canadian art and its international gems. The gallery is visitor friendly with attractive courtyards to rest between forays into other wonderful collections. The guards are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We spent most of the time in the Colville exhibit when it was there. A really great collection. We actually spent so much time in there that we only went to a few other exhibits inside. What we did see, we liked and the staff were all friendly and personable. I thought the price of the ticket was really great... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's worth going to see the gallery for the Group of Seven artworks alone. Of course, there is a diverse selection of art to see - including new rotational collections. The building itself is impressive as the artwork inside it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Always something new to see! This is one of my favourite museums in Ottawa. Don't forget to check out the permanent exhibits as well as the touring ones - the National Gallery has some of the most beautiful art in the world. I'm glad, as a local, that I have the opportunity to visit whenever I want. I highly recommend... More 

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Owen Sound, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A great experience. The "Group of Seven" gallery was amazing. The building is very large and spacious. Crowds were not an issue. There is even a spot for young children in an open garden within the building. The gift shop was nice.

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toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful display of art. Collection seemed a bit small for a national gallery but still very good. Building very beautiful. Free on Thursday evenings bonus!

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